Moms of Tweens and Teens

ADHD: Asking the Right Questions Before, During, and After Your Child’s ADHD Diagnosis

November 08, 2022 Episode 63
Moms of Tweens and Teens
ADHD: Asking the Right Questions Before, During, and After Your Child’s ADHD Diagnosis
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Show Notes

Are you wondering if your kid has ADHD? Or maybe you just received an ADHD diagnosis or you're currently dealing with challenges with your ADHD kid. 

When I started thinking one of my kids had ADHD. It was an overwhelming and scary time - How do I know for sure? Will she feel like something is wrong with her if I do get her tested? Does she need to get tested, are her teachers seeing that she’s struggling in class, where do I go to get her tested, how do I find someone good, and once she was diagnosed, what do I do to get her the support she needs? 

Well, if you're relating, I have a very special guest, Dr, Norrine Russell who is back on our show for the second time due to popular demand and to talk about her new book, “Asking the Right Questions about ADHD Before, During, and After Your Child’s Diagnosis.” 

Norrine has over 20 years of experience working in youth development and is an Executive Functioning & ADHD Expert.  She is also the mother of two atypical children who has personally walked this path and gets it!

In this interview, she shares what to do step by step as you go through this process.

What you will learn: 

  • The importance of being your child or teen's advocate.
  • When you should get your child an evaluation. 
  • The questions you should ask when your teen has been diagnosed with ADHD. 
  • Why do you need to ask for a follow-up appointment after a diagnosis? 
  • What's the difference between a school diagnosis and an outside diagnosis?
  • What do parents do that gets in the way of their teen's learning? 
  • The questions that shouldn't be asked at a Doctor's visit. 
  • What questions to ask when your child is diagnosed with ADHD?
  • The words ADHD kids need to hear from their parents. 
  • How to talk to your teen about coaching or tutoring when they're resistant.

Where to find Dr. Russell:

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